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      05-12-2009, 07:40 AM   #1
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Akrapovic E92 M3 Exhaust Owner's Thread

Fellow Akrapovicians,


Just would like to compile a list of Akrapovic owners here. Seems good to have a thread like this to see how many of us actually have the system and where you mates are from.
I'll start with myself.

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Tentatively Sard! - Southern California, Tustin ... Should be here in 1.5 weeks!
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1. elmariachi - SINGAPORE
2. BMW-Motorsport - California - USA
3. Akara1 - California - USA
4. islandsnow - California - USA
5. M3V8Power - Massachusetts - USA
6. MERGANSERS - North Carolina - USA

Arrived yesterday from Munich, $5500 fob Asheville, including sensors. No pictures, still in big box.
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2. BMW-Motorsport - California - USA
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4. islandsnow - California - USA
5. M3V8Power - Massachusetts - USA
6. MERGANSERS - North Carolina - USA

Arrived yesterday from Munich, $5500 fob Asheville, including sensors. No pictures, still in big box.

Who you get it from? thats a pretty good price. How loud is this exhaust guys? I think this is probably the best looking one out of the bunch.
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^+1 I'm trying to find out how loud this exhaust is.
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This exhaust is not loud at all. Its very similar to stock but perhaps about 30-40% louder. A lil more bassy but to me, there is no drone at all. But the gains on this exhaust is really something. I never seen the car rev so much effortlessly before I put it in.
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Akrapovic Titanium Exhaust System

One week turn around, Paypay instead of international money wire, arrived in perfect condition from [a-workx], Munich Germany, eMail: info@a-workx.com, www.a-workx.com, price included shipping cost to Asheville, FedEx Express them to me.

Price was $500 below quote from Akrapovic factory.
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One week turn around, Paypay instead of international money wire, arrived in perfect condition from [a-workx], Munich Germany, eMail: info@a-workx.com, www.a-workx.com, price included shipping cost to Asheville, FedEx Express them to me.

Price was $500 below quote from Akrapovic factory.
so what was the price? why is everything a secret on this forum
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1. elmariachi - SINGAPORE
2. BMW-Motorsport - California - USA
3. Akara1 - California - USA
4. islandsnow - California - USA
5. M3V8Power - Massachusetts - USA
6. MERGANSERS - North Carolina - USA

Arrived yesterday from Munich, $5500 fob Asheville, including sensors. No pictures, still in big box.
I was asking for the M6 system without adapters here:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261481

They quoted me $5.800 plus shipping - that is more than $600 difference, if I would need the adapters - can that be folks? What is going on here?
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1. elmariachi - SINGAPORE
2. BMW-Motorsport - California - USA
3. Akara1 - California - USA
4. islandsnow - California - USA
5. M3V8Power - Massachusetts - USA
6. MERGANSERS - North Carolina - USA
7. consolidated - Texas - USA

BTW, the latest Bonalume lambda simulators aren't working, I got a CEL 3 days after installation, the idrive actually says "Increased Emissions". Akrapovic is aware of this and working on a solution, it only affects US cars.
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This exhaust is not loud at all. Its very similar to stock but perhaps about 30-40% louder. A lil more bassy but to me, there is no drone at all. But the gains on this exhaust is really something. I never seen the car rev so much effortlessly before I put it in.
Hows the resonance in low rpms. From say 1.5 to 3K, does it hum thru it everytime you rev thru this range?
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Hows the resonance in low rpms. From say 1.5 to 3K, does it hum thru it everytime you rev thru this range?
Minimal. I would say its just a tad more than the stock exhaust system. But believe me, there is much more to gain that this if minimal drone is a big issue. The car has become more torquier in the mid range and on WOT, I can actually feel the car squat and launch into hyperspace. There is a very connected feeling with the engine because you feel that the car can breathe so much easier as you rip thru the RPM. I feel I have to shift faster now and adjust because the time it requires to hit 8k rpm has drastically reduced. Even with normal driving for that matter. Its as though the car has another 1000cc now. I dare say that based on butt feel, the claims by Akrapovic is abt spot on. I am going to get a dyno done soon. My car has been tuned and my tuner has increased the threshold of the O2 sensors. So far for the last 3 days, no CEL at all. When he pass by again, he will fine tune it on road with me.
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9. SARD - So. California, Orange County - United States

I'm just gonna add my name, should be here this week

BTW to the US car owners, anyone having the mentioned issue with the CEL even with those lambda adapters? (and stock ecu)
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BTW to the US car owners, anyone having the mentioned issue with the CEL even with those lambda adapters? (and stock ecu)
I was just about to ask the same question.
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I was just about to ask the same question.
damn your like remodifying your previous modifications. You sir have been bit in the ass hard by the bug.
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damn your like remodifying your previous modifications. You sir have been bit in the ass hard by the bug.
Yea, this forum is bad news for the bank account. I just like having a project to work on.
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